Dmitry Zhuk: News Agencies World Congress in Sofia brings together broadcast journalism's elite
The News Agencies World Congress bring together the most professional media outlets that can be trusted, Director General of the Belarusian Telegraph Agency BelTA Dmitry Zhuk said, speaking with the correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza, on the sidelines of the 6th News Agencies World Congress in Sofia.
"This is a unique platform where professionals from all over the world discuss current trends in the information market. Today, for example, the most topical issue is fake news. I don’t know if we can find some universal recipe for fighting it, as it was mentioned by the president of Bulgaria, but I am sure that today and tomorrow we will know a lot of interesting things from each other’s experience. And it helps a lot in the work and promotion of news agencies," Dmitry Zhuk stressed.
"The most important thing is that we know each other, speak face-to-face, looking into the eyes of each other, so we begin to trust each other’s information. This creates a pool of serious news providers whose news, by and large, do not need checking. This creates a special level of trust. This is the main function of the News Agencies World Congress. In fact, it has brought together broadcast journalism's elite," the general director of BelTA noted.
The 6th News Agencies World Congress - the largest platform for discussing the challenges of the new millennium and topical problems of journalism, traditional media and social media in the 21st century - is being held in Sofia on June 13-15. This event brings together experts and heads of world’s authoritative news agencies. TASS and Vestnik Kavkaza news agencies are participating in the event from Russia.